Data compression may soon become obsolete on mobile devices. It has diminished for personal data on BlackBerry 10. Below is a comparison of BlackBerry 10 to iOS, Android, and legacy BlackBerry devices.

 

 

BlackBerry OS 7 and earlier

BlackBerry 10 and PlayBook 4G

iOS and Android

BES 5 or BES 10

Email, PIM, Attachments MDS-CS rendering and compression MDS-CS compression Exchange ActiveSync 12.1+ utilized gzip for compression for iOS 5+ only
Enterprise Apps and Work Browser None

ActiveSync Only

Email, PIM, Attachments N/A Exchange ActiveSync 12.1+ utilized gzip for compression Exchange ActiveSync 12.1+ utilized gzip for compression for iOS 5+ only
Enterprise Apps and Work Browser None None

Consumer (Personal)

Email, PIM, Attachments, Apps, Browser, Media BIS compression None None
BBM None None N/A

 

What is data compression? Data compression is reducing the size of a data packet by encoding information using fewer bits than the original data packet.

Learn why the need for data compression is diminishing on BlackBerry 10 here.




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